Guided sightseeing and ancestral tours of Scotland

Borders Journeys provide private and small group guided sightseeing and ancestral tours of Scotland specialising in Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders. Your tailor-made ancestral tour will discover and connect you to your Scottish ancestors.

Borders Journeys provide exclusive private and small group guided tours of the Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Northumberland
Borders Journeys provide exclusive private and small group guided tours of the Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Northumberland

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Craig, Jen, Nathan, Ryan & Sarah’s Tour of Scotland

Craig, Jen, Nathan, Ryan & Sarah were visiting Scotland and asked Borders Journeys to organise a day tour where they could experience the history and culture of the country.

Doune CastleLeaving Edinburgh our first stop was the 14th century Doune Castle. The castle was built in the late 14th century by the Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland. Ivanhoe, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and more recently the US science fiction series Outlander were all filmed at Doune. The castle also features in Sir Walter Scott’s first novel, Waverley.

Nearby we visited Deanston Distillery. The distillery began life as a cotton mill before being converted into a whisky distillery. Everyone enjoyed learning how whisky is produced and then enjoyed the ‘dram’ at the end of the tour.

After a picnic lunch in Callander we visited Hamish the Highland Cow and his ‘pals’ at Kilmahog. We next visited the Falls of Dochart at Killin then Glen Etive where James Bond’s Skyfall was filmed. At Glencoe we visited the Three Sisters Mountain Range then the MacDonald Memorial.

GlencoeTravelling along Loch Linhe we visited Fort William and the Nevis Mountain Range to view Ben Nevis. At Spean Bridge we visited the Commando Memorial which is dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces raised during World War II.

Our final visit of the day was Pitlochry where we had a lovely dinner. Borders Journeys very much enjoyed sharing the beauty history and culture of Scotland with Craig, Jen, Nathan, Ryan & Sarah. We wish them a safe journey home to Illinois in the USA.

More photographs of Craig, Jen, Nathan, Ryan & Sarah’s Tour of Scotland can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook.

If you would like us to create a private tour for you, we will be happy to offer you our advice and plan the tour around your requirements so that we can build the perfect tour for you. We recognise that for many of you this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and our emphasis is upon making your time in Scotland an experience you’ll always remember.

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